Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bubble Printing

Today we tried bubble printing, which i've been meaning to try for a while and was reminded of how much fun it looked when I saw THIS BLOG POST.

What you need
dish soap

What you do
mix dish soap, water and paint
let them blow bubbles
then lay the paper on the bubbles

Honestly we only had fun for about 5 minutes out of the whole activity because L accidentally sucked in A LOT of blue bubbles and threw up EVERYWHERE! After that whole fiasco it was naptime and VERY suprisingly after his nap, he asked to finish the bubble printing! I was pretty reluctant, but he really wanted to so we took it very slow and I pretty much sat 2 inches from him and supervised while he blew bubbles.

At first we used a paper towel to print but that didn't work.
so then we switched to a plain white piece of paper

it turned out really pretty!

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  1. I LOVE this! We will most definitely be trying this out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sorry to hear about his bubble-sucking misfortune, that's totally something my oldest would have done when he was younger. But we have never tried this craft! I've heard some of my friends mention bubble painting, but never really knew what it was. I'm excited to try this with the kids! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Aww, I'm sorry to hear about the fiasco! What a trooper though for finishing up! I also want to say that I absolutely adore his glasses! I also linked up a bubble art post. One with little chance of ingestion! :) I bet your little one would love it too. My four year old adored it. Its number 87 on this weeks link up if you are interested. We'll have to try this one soon as well.

  4. That's an awesome idea. The bubble printing is very unique way of art. This is a method that children can definitely enjoy.

  5. My daughter and I tried this today and we couldn't get the bubbles to be colored enough to show up on the paper. Any suggestions? She had a great time just blowing bubbles even though we didn't get pretty artwork out of it!!

  6. If I were you I would have that scanned so that you'll have it forever. Thanks.

  7. One thing you can do to prevent kids sucking up the bubbles is to poke a hole near the top of the straw. This way they can still blow out, but not suck in :)

  8. Sounds like a fun creativity for toddlers. It can even be a good activity for a nursery school. Really makes toddlers be creative by blending colors. I remember printing out compliment slips alongside stars for each child's works.

  9. When I first tried bubble painting in my preschool class we had the same problem-sucking in instead of blowing out. Then I decided to try using milk and food coloring instead of paint and soap. It worked great and we didn't have to worry about ingesting icky stuff if they accidentally went the wrong way. I use neon gel food coloring and the colors are beautiful.

  10. Poke a hole in the straw towards the top so if they suck it will usually keep them from sucking in the water.


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